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11/26/12 8:46 AM
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Lorenz Larkin was scheduled to challenge Luke Rockhold for his Strikeforce Middleweight championship on Nov 3. An injury to Rockhold's wrist forced him off the card; shortly thereafter the entire card was scrapped.

The title fight was rescheduled to the Strikeforce Finale in Jan 12. Had Larkin won the title, it would it one sense immediately be gone, but in another sense it would remain in perpetuity. Further, being the champion would presumably help in negotiations with the UFC. However, Larkin will never get the title shot.

Now the same wrist injury failed to heal sufficiently, and has once again forced Rockhold off the card, and with it any chance of a Strikeforce title for Larkin, who reacted bitterly, via Twitter.

lorenz larkin @da_MONSOON
@danawhite hey Dana I hurt my right pinky toe guess I can't fight! Wish I started two years before I did so I could have skipped this pussy era.
or can you give me that Black Friday price for the sf belt?

Luke Rockhold @LukeRockhold
I want nothing more than to fight u #EasyMoney but Im not gonna fight anyone one handed. Shut ur mouth and know ur place.

lorenz larkin @da_MONSOON
lol #easymoney I didnt think you were that funny and if you were hurt why did you sign the contract? Dickface

Luke Rockhold @LukeRockhold
I never signed it and I never started training for it because I couldn't. Nothing but bullshit out ur mouth


11/26/12 8:51 AM
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Was larkin even givine a chance to win this fight anyway? after he moved down he is a way better fighter I just wana see the top guys from strikeforce (jacare ,rockhold and him )move to the UFC there is a bunch of interesting matchups there

11/26/12 9:17 AM
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It's hard to disagree with Larkins sentiment here. The whole situation sucks. Phone Post
11/26/12 9:23 AM
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Rockhold should retire. Phone Post
11/26/12 9:25 AM
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it pays to have a belt coming into the ufc, and Larkin is out of a payday, furthermore SF injuries are not confirmed by ufc doctors.
11/26/12 9:30 AM
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Was larkin even givine a chance to win this fight anyway? after he moved down he is a way better fighter I just wana see the top guys from strikeforce (jacare ,rockhold and him )move to the UFC there is a bunch of interesting matchups there

 

No one here gave Larkin a chance against Robbie Lawler and he beat him soundly.  

 

11/26/12 9:34 AM
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The man speaks the truth! Phone Post
11/26/12 9:38 AM
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Injuries are out of control... I hope 2013 will be different.

11/26/12 10:18 AM
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I would be pissed too because he goes from being a possible SF champ to probably debuting in the UFC on the prelims. Phone Post
11/26/12 10:32 AM
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I hope Rockhold and Melendez do not get served soft touches walking into the UFC so they both can lose and we can move past the notion of thinking Strikeforce was so loaded.

Revisionist history will cause us to act like this was Pride 2 when it was Chad Griggs, Brandon Saling, Bobby Lashley and Scott Smith.

Rockhold and Melendez can't be blamed for understanding their value and knowing such would be diminished with a loss.

They both however must not really believe in their skills as if they weren't sure if they could beat Healy or Larkin; I wonder who they would duck from if given the chance in the UFC.

But I'm betting they get soft serves in their first bouts to build them up to some level before sending them to face the best. Phone Post
11/26/12 11:05 AM
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Hikikomori - Rockhold should retire. Phone Post
I don't known about that but he is the Robert Smith, Yao Ming of MMA. Very injury prone. Phone Post
11/26/12 11:08 AM
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Injuries are out of control... I hope 2013 will be different.


it wont be... we are looking at the reality of an approx 25% injury rate from here on out.  Unless Zuffa employs a real in house ped testing program these rates will be an ongoing reality.

baseball has seen a 400% increase in injuries with the increase in ped use.  The tendons and joints  cannot handle the unnateral muscles, speed, recovery and stamina gains that ped use provides.

an in house random ped testing program will not only improve the product by reducing the injury rates but it will also benefit the fighters by increasing their cage time (which is when they get paid).

11/26/12 11:09 AM
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JeffersonDArcyChoke -  I hope Rockhold and Melendez do not get served soft touches walking into the UFC so they both can lose and we can move past the notion of thinking Strikeforce was so loaded.

Revisionist history will cause us to act like this was Pride 2 when it was Chad Griggs, Brandon Saling, Bobby Lashley and Scott Smith.

Rockhold and Melendez can't be blamed for understanding their value and knowing such would be diminished with a loss.

They both however must not really believe in their skills as if they weren't sure if they could beat Healy or Larkin; I wonder who they would duck from if given the chance in the UFC.

But I'm betting they get soft serves in their first bouts to build them up to some level before sending them to face the best. Phone Post

They probably wont get soft serves because they get paid alot of money. 

11/26/12 11:25 AM
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Injuries are out of control... I hope 2013 will be different.


I am with ya but the fact it is 2012 and this is a 2013 card, not a good start.
11/26/12 2:12 PM
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i would give the edge to Rockhold over Larkin if they fought but i would much rather see Larkin in the Ufc...he is a much more dynamic fighter than Rockhold..Rockhold is your traditional gnp wrestler type where Larkin has very good kickboxing with improving groundwork...the Ufc loves guys that bang it out so they should def pick up Larkin and Lawler...injury prone grapplers like Rockhold, im not so sure have a place in Ufc..
11/26/12 2:46 PM
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I just realized that a card named STRIKEFORCE: CHAMPIONS only has one title fight on it now. *shaking my head*

11/26/12 2:47 PM
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cjlom21 - Why DO YOU FANBOYS CARE WHAT MELENDEZ OR ROCKHOLD "HAVE TO GAIN" from a fight, your suppose to be happy to see a GOOD FIGHT. Larkin vs Rockholk was a great matchup but now sissy boy Rockhold is running, just like Melendez .

When did you all become politicans for fighters career moves. ABSOLUTE JOKERS YOU KIDS ARE.


"HE DOESNT HAVE ANYTHING TO GAIN"

GO tell that to Fedor, who fought Dan Hendo..Dana white said he had nothing to gain. But Fedor being a true fighter, said i respect Hendo..Ill still fight his TRT using ass, and fedor only trained 19 days for the fight while Hendo was in camp for 4 months on his TRT. FEDOR HAD NOTHING TO GAIN..still should of knocked hendo out too. had him near dead until luckiest takedown uppercut in MMA history.



Its not about what you have to gain morons, its about entertaining the fans on Showtime who supported them for years.

Done with these forums after what MMA has turned into. a Popularity contest .. GET MORE TWITTER FOLLOWERS, HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAAAHHA


Fighters asking about Twitter followers, you aint fighters, Your juiced up , HGH monkeys who are looking for a paycheck.

btw my boy Eddie Alverez has been #1 lightweight in world for years, and got 0 respect. Hes gonna knock Melendez fking head off. Get your chin ready Gilbert, bitch

No.
11/26/12 2:58 PM
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cjlom21 - Why DO YOU FANBOYS CARE WHAT MELENDEZ OR ROCKHOLD "HAVE TO GAIN" from a fight, your suppose to be happy to see a GOOD FIGHT. Larkin vs Rockholk was a great matchup but now sissy boy Rockhold is running, just like Melendez .

When did you all become politicans for fighters career moves. ABSOLUTE JOKERS YOU KIDS ARE.


"HE DOESNT HAVE ANYTHING TO GAIN"

GO tell that to Fedor, who fought Dan Hendo..Dana white said he had nothing to gain. But Fedor being a true fighter, said i respect Hendo..Ill still fight his TRT using ass, and fedor only trained 19 days for the fight while Hendo was in camp for 4 months on his TRT. FEDOR HAD NOTHING TO GAIN..still should of knocked hendo out too. had him near dead until luckiest takedown uppercut in MMA history.



Its not about what you have to gain morons, its about entertaining the fans on Showtime who supported them for years.

Done with these forums after what MMA has turned into. a Popularity contest .. GET MORE TWITTER FOLLOWERS, HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAAAHHA


Fighters asking about Twitter followers, you aint fighters, Your juiced up , HGH monkeys who are looking for a paycheck.

btw my boy Eddie Alverez has been #1 lightweight in world for years, and got 0 respect. Hes gonna knock Melendez fking head off. Get your chin ready Gilbert, bitch

Its amazing. You hit every single fighting message board cliche possible in one post. Trashing TRT, Slurping Fedor, taking shots at BLAF, unnecessary capitilazion, and pumping up a guy most people have never seen fight before. This post was one "I wild each it lol that meets their naked' from being hall of fame worthy
11/26/12 3:07 PM
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Why would ANY Strikeforce Champion fight on that card and risk their negotiating strength with the UFC?

Injuries are accepted in today's MMA so it's easier to just play hurt than to risk future dollars. The whole system has hit a major growing pain. Phone Post
11/26/12 3:19 PM
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Looks like Larkin has drawn him into a bitter twitter quarrel.
11/26/12 3:20 PM
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Bry Bry - i would give the edge to Rockhold over Larkin if they fought but i would much rather see Larkin in the Ufc...he is a much more dynamic fighter than Rockhold..Rockhold is your traditional gnp wrestler type where Larkin has very good kickboxing with improving groundwork...the Ufc loves guys that bang it out so they should def pick up Larkin and Lawler...injury prone grapplers like Rockhold, im not so sure have a place in Ufc..
You've never seen Rockhold fight Phone Post
11/26/12 3:35 PM
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cjlom21 - Why DO YOU FANBOYS CARE WHAT MELENDEZ OR ROCKHOLD "HAVE TO GAIN" from a fight, your suppose to be happy to see a GOOD FIGHT. Larkin vs Rockholk was a great matchup but now sissy boy Rockhold is running, just like Melendez .

When did you all become politicans for fighters career moves. ABSOLUTE JOKERS YOU KIDS ARE.


"HE DOESNT HAVE ANYTHING TO GAIN"

GO tell that to Fedor, who fought Dan Hendo..Dana white said he had nothing to gain. But Fedor being a true fighter, said i respect Hendo..Ill still fight his TRT using ass, and fedor only trained 19 days for the fight while Hendo was in camp for 4 months on his TRT. FEDOR HAD NOTHING TO GAIN..still should of knocked hendo out too. had him near dead until luckiest takedown uppercut in MMA history.



Its not about what you have to gain morons, its about entertaining the fans on Showtime who supported them for years.

Done with these forums after what MMA has turned into. a Popularity contest .. GET MORE TWITTER FOLLOWERS, HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAAAHHA


Fighters asking about Twitter followers, you aint fighters, Your juiced up , HGH monkeys who are looking for a paycheck.

btw my boy Eddie Alverez has been #1 lightweight in world for years, and got 0 respect. Hes gonna knock Melendez fking head off. Get your chin ready Gilbert, bitch

I'll let you bang bro

11/26/12 6:08 PM
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unfortunately for the fans, injuries in MMA have become business decisions. I think if this were a few years ago half these pull-outs wouldnt have happened.

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